Garden organically with these alternatives to Roundup®

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Dandelions in the lawn? Chickweed in the garden bed? Grass popping up through the cracks in the sidewalk? Make your home and garden a ROUNDUP®-FREE ZONE! Here are some great tips for avoiding the destructive effects of the world’s most common weed killing chemical. Do yourself (your soil, and the birds & bees) a favor by trying these natural alternatives. Continue reading

ROUND UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS!

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There is a criminal at large, a very cunning perpetrator that seems to be just about everywhere, wreaking havoc and leaving a wake of destruction. The suspect operates under the cover of a great number of aliases and we are calling upon all citizens to assist in the apprehension of ROUNDUP®, Public Enemy #1. There are multiple warrants out on this wanton vandal who must be stopped and thrown in the slammer before it’s too late! We all need to be on lookout for this extremely unsavory character so here are some descriptions from our profiler: Continue reading

Experimental Farm Network

From our friends over at Experimental Farm Network:

“BIG NEWS! It’s official, folks: we are now recruiting participants to join the Experimental Farm Network! We have every intention of turning this into the biggest citizen-science project in history because we believe the future depends on it. Whether you are a novice gardener or an experienced farmer, we want you. Whether you are an experienced university plant-breeder or a passionate amateur permaculturalist, we need you. As long as you believe it’s up to all of us to build a better world together, you belong on our team. Please fill out this form today and share widely!”

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qeOeW5E7NCiTM1xbPN5pyUYmIZ4WP8bS3FC2aJm9vKg/viewform

FROM SEED SAVING
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FOOD SOVEREIGNTY

When: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Collingswood Public Library 771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108

FROM SEED SAVING TO FOOD SOVEREIGNTY

GMO Free NJ welcomes farmers Nate Kleinman and Dusty Hinz, founders of the Experimental Farm Network (EFN) for a special workshop on seed starting and food sovereignty. The EFN, a New Jersey nonprofit organization, is an open network aimed at reversing climate change by collaboratively developing the crops and agricultural systems of the future.

The class will start with a community seed exchange; participants are encouraged to bring seeds collected from this past harvest. The practical part of the workshop will focus on proper storage of seeds, seed starting and care of seedlings. Attendees will also hear Nate and Dusty’s thoughts on how seed saving is related to food sovereignty and the movement toward a new paradigm of fair and sustainable agriculture. Find out how current policy issues impact our food choice freedom and learn what you can do about it. Discover how the work done in one’s own garden can help empower communities and create true food justice.

A selection of rare seeds from EFN will be available for purchase.

This event is free and open to the public

Saturday, January 17, 10am-2pm
Collingswood Library, 771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood
RSVP: GMOfreeNJ@gmail.com
Learn more: gmofreenj.com

GMO, OMG!
FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

When: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6:30pm – 8:45pm

Where: Jackson Public Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, NJ

GMO, OMG! FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

Don’t miss this engaging documentary about the health and environmental effects of genetically engineered foods, also known as GMOs.

GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what’s on your plate?

Following the film, speakers from GMO Free NJ will lead a discussion on the issues surrounding GMOs, answer questions and provide an update on the effort to enact a GMO labeling law in NJ. There will be a door prize, so wear your lucky socks!

Free and open to the public